Take control of legal and medical issues that threaten your freedom to fly. AOPA's Pilot Protection Services safeguards your pilot and medical certificates with affordable legal and medical coverage.

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What you need to know about question 18(v) on the FAA 8500-8

Question 18(v) of the FAA's medical history and physical examination form, 8500-8, has caused airmen more aggravation than most other questions on the FAA medical history. An improper response results in the No. 1 enforcement action in the FAA legal realm.

2015, 01 26

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Flight plan flight planning

In the Aeronautical Information Manual, the FAA urges every pilot to file a flight plan with the FAA that specifies information relating to the intended flight. For flights under IFR, a flight plan is required; for flights under VFR, a flight plan is optional.

2015, 01 15


Disqualifying psychological conditions and your medical

An aviation medical examiner may not grant a medical certificate to an airman with certain conditions without verbal or written permission from an FAA physician. Find out the five psychological diagnoses affected and what they mean for a pilot's prospects of obtaining a medical.

2015, 01 12
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PPS: Plan Details

AOPA Pilot Protection Services safeguards your pilot and medical certificates with two plans available at $39 and $99 annually.    

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Why Do I Need It?

Let's face it, we're human. A simple FAR error or oversight, or an unexpected medical situation could result in months of down time and thousands of dollars in fees.  
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Attorneys & Medical Experts

One-on-one legal advice potentially worth thousands of dollars, advice and tips on your medical questions, and much more!    

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